Edinburgh City Council announced £15m plans for
Ratho Quarry in March 2006. They propose to build 117 houses on the
western edge of the quarry and to create a country park, linked to the
The 26 hectare park would park would have a small
loch, possibly for boating, and a marina linked to the Union Canal.
If planning permission is granted in March
2006, the development could start in April 2007 and be completed in 2008.
Edinburgh Evening News, March 24, 2006,